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15 June 2016 @ 02:59 pm
conflicted feelings  
So on the one hand I think this satirical piece is kind of mean in terms of how obviously pointed it is - it has an unmistakable cartoonish drawing of Emma Rice right at the top, so the Guardian hasn't even gone for deniability - but on the other hand, every time Emma Rice gives an interview, she pretty much sounds exactly like this:

Modern Tribes: The Shakespeare Hater
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jun/11/the-shakespeare-hater-modern-tribes-catherine-bennett
 
 
 
the cold geniusangevin2 on June 15th, 2016 11:50 pm (UTC)
It's pretty rich coming from the Guardian, who has a pretty long track record of sneering at the Globe for being overly committed to a particular version of authenticity!
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on June 16th, 2016 02:26 am (UTC)
Damned if you do, I guess…

I admit, though, that I find Emma Rice's attitude perplexing and frustrating. I mean, you can do tons of interesting things to Shakespeare's text, but she doesn't seem to like the text to start with!
a_t_raina_t_rain on June 16th, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
That's brilliant. Thanks for pointing it out.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on June 17th, 2016 03:24 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Glad to be of service. :)